Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 21:51 PM
Once again it's time to update the goings on here at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Beer is flowing out of our Outpost production brewery with Nate and Cory working their tails off to keep up with demand. The Italians are setting up the new SBC bottling line as I write so the first bottles of Eight Point IPA & Vienna Lager should be in the marketplace in March. The "Belgian Congo Pale Ale", a Belgian inspired IPA has been brewed and is in the tanks at the Outpost fermenting away. The Belgian Congo Pale Ale will be the first packaged seasonal from the brewery, look for it in a month. Also in the tanks at the Outpost and ready on draft for St. Patty's Day is our Reilly's Red Ale.
From the Basecamp Pilot Brewery (brewpub) we have no shortage of new and exciting beers. For March expect to see our Trukker Pils, Namibian Pale Ale, Four Point Pale Ale, Black Summit (our Heavy Seas collaboration black pilsner), Ramsey's Draft Stout, Dead Bear Imperial Stout, and Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy on tap along with our core year round offerings. Out of those, the new ones that have never been brewed here are the Namibian Pale Ale and the Black Summit Heavy Seas Collaborative Black Pilsner. I already wrote about the collaboration so here's the skinny on the Namibian Pale Ale..
The Namibian Pale Ale is a Germanic inspired IPA. The name comes from the dark days of colonialism and the question "what if" the Germans made a hoppy ale for their colonists, what could it be like?? (Germany held a colony called German Southwest Africa, now named Namibia) The Namibian Pale Ale is brewed with German pilsner, munich, and dark wheat malts, hopped like an IPA with German Northern Brewer, Tettnang, and Hallertau Tradition (with some Czech Saaz) hops, and fermented with a German kolschbier yeast strain. Nothing traditional about this beer but a fun "what if".
Well that's it for now..next I'll write about another local collaboration and a beer we're calling "Low Hanging Fruit".
Jason Oliver - Head Brewmaster